An hour after the vote, cranes were in place to remove the statue. A very efficient city council or decided and planned before the vote.
A temporary restraining order Wednesday spared a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being taken down — just hours after the Dallas City Council signed off on the removal.
The vote to remove the Lee statue from its namesake park in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Lawn passed 13-1 at midday Wednesday, with one council member abstaining.
Work began an hour later to remove the statue. A crane was moved into place and workers put straps over the sculpture to be removed. But their work was halted at 4:30 p.m. when a district court judge granted a temporary restraining order to the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. FoxNews
Dallas high school art teacher Payal Modi was recorded screaming “Die” as she fired a water pistol at a projection on a whiteboard of President Trump inaugural address. Payal posted the video on her Instagram account.
Unprofessional behavior + she filmed it + she posted it to her Instagram account = Insane!
Her behavior is unprofessional and unacceptable. If students were in that classroom, that is especially appalling!
The incident appears to take place in a classroom, but it’s unclear whether students were present.
According to Townhall.com, the teacher originally had posted the video on Instagram with the captions “Watching the #inauguration in my classroom like…. #no #stop #denial #squirtgun #hypocrisy #powerless #saveusall #teachthembetter #atleastitsfriday”.” It’s since been deleted but saved versions of it are available YouTube and Twitter…
Voices in the background of the video during the last couple of seconds sound like students, though the video does not show anyone but the teacher. TheCollegeFix
Video: Teacher Fires Water Gun At Projection Of President Trump
This teacher has been suspended and is under investigation by the school district.
“Today, we were made aware of a social media posting being circulated involving a teacher at W. H. Adamson High School. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave and the district has opened an investigation. This is a personnel matter and, as such, we cannot comment.”
Johnson’s colleague said he was a ‘pervert’ and ‘stole girls panties.’ Wells Newsome, who served alongside Johnson in Afghanistan, wrote on Facebook: ‘We all knew he was a pervert cuz [sic] he got caught stealing girls’ panties, but murdering cops is a different story.’ DailyMail
Cold-blooded racist Dallas cop killer Micah Xavier Johnson was ousted from the Army.
In May 2014, six months into his Afghanistan tour, he was accused of sexual harassment by a female soldier.
The Army sent him stateside, recommending an ‘other than honorable discharge,’ said Bradford Glendening, the military lawyer who represented him. DailyMail
ROTC and Army Reserve
Johnson graduated in 2009 from John Horn High School in Mesquite, where he participated in JROTC, the high school officer training program, according to the school district. Family photographs on Facebook show him posing in a red mortarboard.
He joined the Army Reserve the same year he completed high school, serving with the 420th engineering brigade. His jobs included a stint at Jimmy John’s in Richardson. Chris Jennings, who owns the sandwich shop, said in an email that Johnson went to work there in 2011 and “departed of his own accord in 2012.”
The following year, he was deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months. Several soldiers who served with him told The Dallas Morning News that they had been ordered not to discuss him. Stripes
Ousted From Army
Pentagon records do not reveal the reason for Johnson’s Army discharge in April 2015. But a military lawyer who represented him said Johnson had been accused of sexually harassing a female soldier and had to leave the service. Bradford Glendening, a military attorney who practices near Fort Hood, said that the Army sent Johnson home from Afghanistan, which was unusual. Discipline for sexual harassment is typically counseling, he said.
“He was very much disliked by his command, that was clear,” Glendening said.
The woman asked that Johnson receive “mental help” and asked for a protective order for herself and her family, Glendening said, adding that he wasn’t sure which type of discharge Johnson ultimately received. Stripes
Former Member of the New Black Panther Party
Micah X. Johnson was a member of the Houston New Black Panther Party for a short period of time. He was reported to be a member for about six months a few years ago.
Quanell X told reporters at KPRC NBC2 in Houston that Johnson was a member of the Houston Chapter of the New Black Panther Party for a short time a few years ago. He said he parted ways with Johnson after about six months because Johnson would not follow the chain of command. BreitBart
Shot Dead: Police named the first victim as Officer Brent Thompson, 43, who was a six-year veteran of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) police.
Thompson is the first DART officer to ever be killed in the line of duty and had just been married to one of his fellow officer two weeks ago. He was also a grandfather. DailyMail
Shot dead: Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarripa was a U.S. Navy veteran. Zamarripa and his girlfriend Kristy are the parents of a young daughter.
Shot dead: Michael Krol, who is originally from Michigan, but moved to Dallas in 2007 where he started working for the Dallas Police Department.
Krol’s uncle, Jim Ehlke told WDIV that he had a passion for helping people and being a cop was his life dream.
‘He got into law enforcement and worked really hard to be a police officer. He spent some time at the correctional facility,’ Ehlke said. ‘It wasn’t quite what he was looking for, so he worked pretty hard to find a job and got one in Dallas. He was all in, he was all in.’
Shot dead: Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, the 48-year-old had been an officer with the Dallas Police Department for 14 years.
Shot dead: Michael J. Smith a father to two young girls and he served as an Army Ranger. He is originally from Port Arthur.
Update: Five Dallas law enforcement officers were killed in the Dallas attack
At least four Dallas police officers have been killed after being targeted by ‘two gunmen wearing tactical gear‘ who opened fire during a Black Lives Matters protest.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown confirmed that seven other officers were injured and one civilian was wounded in the shooting. Three of the injured officers were in critical condition and two others were in surgery.
Dallas’ public transit agency, DART, confirmed on Twitter that one of its officers was shot and killed, while three of its officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown told the news conference that police had one suspect “cornered”, but made no mention of a second suspect. FoxNews